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Scuffles disrupt Hungary 1956 revolt anniversary

Budapest - Scuffles between supporters and opponents of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban disrupted a state commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the 1956 anti-Soviet uprising in Budapest Sunday.

Hungary homeless paper shelters suspended opposition reporters

Budapest - A Hungarian street newspaper published a special edition Thursday including a section produced by journalists from a top political daily which was unexpectedly closed earlier this month, firing fears of growing government control of the media.

Huge press freedom rally in Budapest after top daily closed

Budapest - Several thousand people marched in Budapest Sunday to demand press freedom and protest against the sudden closure of Hungary's top-selling political daily Nepszabadsag which had criticised the government.

Hungary's embattled journalists reeling after paper shut down

Budapest - Hungarian journalist Gabor Bordas thought he had seen it all. Over the past two years he had walked away from two top online news sites in protest over political interference.

Eight face charges over Austria migrant truck deaths

Budapest - Hungarian police said Wednesday they will seek charges against eight suspects after wrapping up a probe into the deaths of 71 migrants found in an abandoned truck in Austria last year, in a gruesome case that sent shockwaves through Europe.

EU 'very concerned' over Hungary newspaper suspension

Budapest - The EU said Monday it was "very concerned" after Hungary's main opposition newspaper halted publication, sparking fears of a clampdown on press freedom by the right-wing government.

Hungary's biggest opposition daily halts operations

Budapest - Hungary's biggest opposition newspaper suspended activities on Saturday, heightening concerns about the state of critical media under right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

Hungary seeks to ban 'group resettlement' of migrants

Budapest - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Tuesday proposed changing the constitution to ban the large-scale resettlement of migrants, after voters overwhelmingly backed his rejection of an EU refugee quota plan in a referendum.

'Spoil-your-vote' success boosts Hungarian spoof party

Budapest - A Hungarian spoof party said Tuesday it plans to run for parliament after its satirical "Spoil-your-vote" campaign against Hungary's anti-migrant referendum Sunday contributed to a record number of invalid ballots.Some 223,000 people, or 6.

Hungary PM vows to bring power back from Brussels

Budapest - Hungary's prime minister on Monday vowed that Budapest would still reject the EU's controversial migrant quota plan, despite low turnout in a referendum on the issue invalidating the vote. A day after 98.

EU 'cannot force' Hungary to accept migrants: PM

Budapest - Populist Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Sunday the EU could not force Hungary to accept migrants on its soil, after low voter turnout voided his referendum aimed at rejecting a contested quota plan.

Void vote on migrants deals blow to Hungary's anti-EU revolt

Budapest - Hungary's populist Prime Minister Viktor Orban suffered a blow Sunday in his revolt against the European Union after low voter turnout voided his referendum aimed at rejecting a contested migrant quota plan.Although a whopping 99.

Hungary PM banks on anti-migrant vote to defy EU 'elite'

Budapest - Hungary's populist strongman Viktor Orban was banking on voters Sunday to defy the European Union and reject its troubled refugee quota plan, but low turnout threatened to taint his camp's expected referendum win.

Hungary PM rallies voters ahead of migrant quota vote

Budapest - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Saturday made a final plea to voters to reject the EU's troubled refugee quota plan, a day ahead of a referendum, warning that migrants threatened "Europe's safe way of life".

Hungary's Muslims 'feel the hate' ahead of refugee referendum

Budapest - Maja is no immigrant, she's a Muslim convert. But in the febrile atmosphere in Hungary ahead of Sunday's referendum on refugees, she says her religion has made her a target for abuse."We Hungarians are normally kind, friendly people.

'Viktator' Orban: liberal rebel turned populist strongman

Budapest - In June 1989, a shaggy-haired Hungarian in his mid-twenties gave a rousing speech on Budapest's Hero square, telling the occupying Soviet forces to go home and demanding free elections.

Europe's populist surge fuelled by migrant crisis

Budapest - Hungarians are poised to reject the EU's troubled refugee quota plan in a referendum on Sunday, as fiercely anti-migrant Prime Minister Viktor Orban rides a populist wave across the bloc.

Amnesty slams Hungary's migrant 'abuse' ahead of vote

Budapest - Amnesty International on Tuesday denounced Hungary's right-wing government for "deliberately" mistreating asylum seekers and whipping up anti-migrant fears ahead of a national vote on the EU's troubled refugee relocation plan.

Homemade bomb attack on Hungary police 'attempted execution'

Budapest - Hungarian police said Sunday that an explosion in downtown Budapest that seriously injured two of its officers was caused by a homemade, shrapnel-laden device intended to kill the pair.

Deport migrants to camps outside EU: Hungary PM

Budapest - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Thursday that migrants who have entered the EU illegally should be deported to camps outside the bloc, such as on an island, or on the north African coast.
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